This is the first book to present object-oriented concepts and to help the reader select a methodology, while simultaneously describing the broad range of OO analysis and design methodologies. Object Technology Strategies and Tactics identifies critical areas in which the use of the object-oriented paradigm affects management and developer decisions. Then, without getting overly technical, it provides techniques for resolving these issues. The author draws on more than 30 years’ experience in developing software to present practical advice on such topics as managing reuse, selecting an object-oriented methodology, creating specialized hierarchies, and getting the most from a training and consulting budget. Designed for both managers and software developers interested in understanding OO concepts, this book will help the reader make intelligent analysis, design, and management decisions. Language independent, this nuts-and-bolts guide is designed to help minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of OT.